Austin, Texas – Bats of Austin

Its been a while since I last posted my Bats of Austin shot.  I get tons of requests to use that for all types of products.  Thanks everyone for your interest!  I think that older photo will be a cover of an Austin Field Guide this upcoming year as well (thanks to Getty Images).  Getty owns that image and I recently tried to find one that is different.  Here it is above!!  Version 2!  I knew I had taken a few extra shots from this evening.  Always nice to go back in time and search photos…you might find a great shot!

For those that do not know…The bats of Austin take off from under Congress Street Bridge (downtown) during the summer months and it is an amazing sight to see!   We went up a few times this past summer, but did not see any bats.  I heard rumors of sickness, winds, etc…  Not sure what to believe.  Hope they come back next year.   I have only been in Austin a few years, so if anyone has details on this past season…please post it in the comments…thanks!

Talke Photography Steetings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 90.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/200 second
  • Aperture:  f/5.3
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4